Life in America is becoming a bizarre kaleidoscopic video play by Stanley Kubrick, one complete with fabricated murders and open treason.
We have been working very hard dealing with all of our vendor's price increases, of which the mean is about 5.75% from what I've looked at closely. Bear in mind, the markets we are talking about are still depressed, those being housing and manufacturing.
The grocery store tally tells a different tale as well.
The legitimacy of any government promulgated statistical information, i.e., statistical propaganda more accurately, is growing more and more to be divergent from what I see occurring. I suspect that to be the case for most. By consequence, strategy devised using that info as a basis for decision making seems somewhat dubious.